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Eagle Days Returns to St. Louis in 2024

A crisp winter morning at the Audubon Center at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary sets the perfect stage for a spectacular display of nature's wonder: the annual Eagle Days event in St. Louis.

Eagle Days, scheduled for February 10th, 2024, celebrates America’s national symbol, the bald eagle, and other large birds of prey at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. The 3,700-acre Sanctuary, located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, is the perfect place to see Eagles during the Winter.

This article will cover everything about Eagle Days, including unique experiences available at the event and conversation efforts promoted by the program.

What is Eagle Days in St. Louis?

Eagle Days in St. Louis is a cherished annual event celebrated for its role in bringing the community together to observe and learn about bald eagles in their natural habitat and promote their conservation.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the event typically takes place in January or February when:

  • Eagles are more likely to be seen due to the decreased foliage.
  • Eagles are nesting and improving their nests.
  • Eagles are establishing territory and hunting vital food for their young.

The event, organized by a partnership including the Missouri Department of Conservation, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Great Rivers Greenway, St. Louis Audubon Center, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, offers a rich selection of activities.

Visitors can engage in guided hikes, view eagles through spotting scopes manned by trained volunteers, and participate in live educational programs conducted by the World Bird Sanctuary. Additionally, visitors can see one of two live eagles up close at special gatherings at 10:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

It's an opportunity to witness the majesty of America's national bird and interact with educational displays and activities that explain the inner workings of eagle conservation.

When and Where is Eagle Days Held?

This year, Eagle Days is scheduled for Sat., February 10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Audubon Center of the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

The sanctuary, a significant site for bird watching and conservation, is situated at 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, Missouri, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. This location, featuring large bodies of water where eagles congregate to hunt, is the perfect place to see eagles in their natural habitats.

Plan To Stay At Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast During Your Upcoming Trip to Eagle Days

As the air chills and the trees bare without their foliage, winter sets its stage again in St. Louis. However, one of the best ways to take advantage of the winter weather is to visit Eagle Days, the perfect setting to see American Bald Eagles in their natural habitat.

For a warm and inviting stay during your trip to St. Louis, plan to stay at Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast. Located conveniently in the heart of the city, Lehmann House offers a comfortable, welcoming stay near all the best local attractions.

BOOK NOW to start your next winter adventure in St. Louis, and CONTACT US if you have any questions about local amenities and events!


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